cordon cordon  /ˈkɔr dən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
  2. (n) cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
  3. (n) adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord

Usage(s):

  1. A block inside the cordon, there was no traffic, the no man's land between the front lines was ruled by a horrible silence broken by sudden explosions.
  2. A mob of 3,000 spectators broke through the police cordon around the church, nearly crushed the bride.
  3. But police, who had refused to grant a permit for the rally, threw a cordon of trucks, barriers and riot troops around the square.

News

  1. Seven injured in stampede as Chinese fans rush to see David Beckham

    Chinese fans of David Beckham stormed a security cordon as the soccer superstar visited a university in Shanghai on Thursday. Seven people were injured in the ensuing stampede, including five security personnel, The Associated Press reported.Agence France-Presse photographer Peter Parks said that the crowd pushed past a flimsy police line as soon as Beckham's car arrived. In a blog post, he ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. 7 hurt as Chinese fans rush to see David Beckham

    Chinese fans of David Beckham stormed a security cordon as the soccer superstar visited a university in Shanghai on Thursday. Seven people were injured in the ensuing stampede.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Stampede over Beckham injures 7 in Shanghai

    BEIJING (AP) — Fans eager to see soccer superstar David Beckham stormed a police cordon Thursday in a stampede at a Shanghai university that injured seven people including five security personnel.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "How could they enter with so much of a police cordon. I am surprised," Gul said in an interview with The Associated Press.
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Hamid Gul Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He did make a suggestion that we could have moved faster to cordon off the city and to rein in the rebels. But you've got to have a close look at the timing of it all, and of course the president was in no position really at the time to properly...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  3. "He broke a police cordon-off and then he blew himself up when he was stopped at another checkpost," Iqbal said.
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: Allama Iqbal Source: Reuters India

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